This guidance only applies to banking organizations
that use the advanced approaches final rule to calculate
their risk-based capital requirements.
In general, the guidance:
This guidance neither supersedes nor alters the
functioning of the Prompt Corrective Action or leverage
- Focuses on three areas: (1) comprehensive supervisory review of capital adequacy, (2) compliance with regulatory capital requirements, and (3) the internal capital adequacy assessment process (ICAAP).
- Highlights the fundamental objectives of a sound ICAAP: (1) identifying and measuring material risks, (2) setting and assessing internal capital adequacy goals that relate directly to risk, and (3) ensuring the integrity of internal capital adequacy assessments. Capital must meet or exceed regulatory minimum requirements, regardless of ICAAP results.
- Supports the agencies' existing ability to intervene when necessary to prevent an individual bank's regulatory capital from falling below the level needed to support all material risks to which the bank is exposed.
FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Risk Officer
Risk-Based Capital Rules
12 CFR Part 325
Supervisory Guidance: Supervisory Review
Process of Capital Adequacy (Pillar 2) Related to
the Implementation of the Basel II Advanced
Capital Framework - PDF (PDF Help)
Gloria Ikosi, Senior Quantitative Risk Analyst, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 898-3997
Ryan D. Sheller, Capital Markets Specialist, at
email@example.com or (202) 898-6614
FIL-71-2008 - PDF (PDF Help)
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